ThePlaylist have caught wind that the rumours surrounding Guy Pearce joining the cast of Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’ are true. This is great news for me, I’m a big fan of Pearce. The Australian actor joins Noomi Rapace. Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall and Kate Dickie.

The Playlist has learned that Guy Pearce has joined “Prometheus” with reps for the actor confirming his involvement. There’s no word yet on what his role in the film is, but he’s joining an already solid cast in the film that both is and isn’t a direct prequel to “Alien”—essentially, it will take place in the same world with some connective DNA stringing the two films together, but how much more than that it will be remains to be seen.

The synopsis for the film is being closely guarded, all we do know is that ‘Prometheus’ is an original film connected to ‘Alien,’ for which spawned from the development of a prequel to Scott’s sci-fi classic. ‘Prometheus’ is set to hit cinemas June 8th, 2012. My excitement meter is officially set to ‘squeal like a Japanese schoolgirl’ for this film!